Olsen Completes Perfect Silverstone Weekend With Maiden Supercup Win


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Dennis Olsen secured his first ever Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup victory with a commanding lights-to-flag success at Silverstone, as two British drivers finished in the top five on home tarmac.

Storming clear from a first series pole position, the Norwegian would face limited pressure on his way to the chequered flag, as he led home a Lechner Racing one-two-three-four finish.

“I’m so incredibly happy to have won a Supercup race for the first time. It’s definitely a very special day for my team boss Walter Lechner because the first four places were locked out by four Lechner pilots,” said an ecstatic Olsen after the race.

Front row starter Dylan Pereira was Olsen’s closest pursuer in the early stages, but championship leader Michael Ammermuller had other ideas and got ahead on lap five.

As those two shot off to complete the podium, another man on the move was Porsche Carrera Cup GB points leader Dan Cammish as he rose from sixth position.

Cammish’s two victims were Fach Auto Tech pairing Matt Campbell and Josh Webster at Club and Stowe respectively as he went on to secure a fourth top four finish of the year

He left behind a hotly contested battle for fifth, with Webster under pressure from his team-mate Campbell for a long spell before edging clear to complete the top five.

Campbell, the race-winner in Austria last weekend, would go on to lose a position to Robert Lukas at The Loop, eventually taking the flag in seventh with Mattia Drudi in hot pursuit.

Carrera Cup GB regulars Charlie Eastwood and Tom Oliphant were guest drivers for the weekend, with the duo crossing the line nose-to-tail in tenth and eleventh respectively.

Eastwood had been embroiled in a fierce battle in the closing stages with Philip Morin, which had allowed Oliphant to close onto their tail after earlier dispatching Daniele Di Amato.

There was no such joy for PCCGB alumni Ryan Cullen and Tom Sharp, who were involved in an opening lap incident at Luffield with Norwegian competitor Mikkel Pedersen.

Contact between Cullen and Pedersen led to them hitting the innocent Sharp on the outside. The latter was the only driver to continue, albeit in a distant 30th and last.

In the ‘B’ class, Roar Lindland had qualified a superb eighth overall, however a first lap spin at Brooklands opened the door for Egidio Perfetti to take the class victory.